[ doo-rey-shuh n, dyoo- ]
/ dʊˈreɪ ʃən, dyʊ- /
the length of time something continues or exists (often used with the).
continuance in time.
(in the philosophy of Bergson) a temporal continuum, intuitively known, within which the élan vital operates.
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Origin of duration
Related formsdu·ra·tion·al, adjective
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The philosophy of the complex vision does not believe in "spirit" or "life-force" or "durational streams of tendency."The Complex Vision|John Cowper Powys
British Dictionary definitions for durational
/ (djʊˈreɪʃən) /
the length of time that something lasts or continues
Derived Formsdurational, adjective
Word Origin for duration
C14: from Medieval Latin dūrātiō, from Latin dūrāre to last
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